Code Savvy is a not-for-profit organization inspiring kids and teens to become code-savvy, that is, to understand the kind of creative thinking that goes into coding, and to try out programming computers and devices. Code Savvy is determined to bring more diversity -- gender and ethnic diversity -- to computer science.
CoderDojo Twin Cities (free, mentored coding environment for kids 8-17) started April 2013 and has welcomed 1000+ young coders to explore web and app design, gaming, systems and electronics. CoderDojoTC has inspired five additional branches.
Rebecca CoderDojo (free mentored coding environment for girls an young women ages 8-18) started February 2016 and has welcomed 130+ young girl coders to explore Scratch and App Inventor.
Technovation Challenge (young women ages 12-18 design and code mobile apps as they participate in this global coding and entrepreneurial challenge) + the festive Appapalooza
Code Clubs -- youth
learn to code after school at community sites. Code Savvy has launched code clubs and coding events at several locations in North Minneapolis in 2015, and plans to expand to other communities. Please direct inquiries from potential community partners to hello@CodeSavvy.org